New updates are added at the bottom of this story…….
The original story (posted Feb 7, 2023) is as follows:
Archive of Our Own (AO3) is a non-profit, open source fan-created archive of fan fiction and other fan work. It is known for its user-friendly design, comprehensive policies, and huge library of works.
Users can post, share and discover fanworks in a number of fandoms using this platform developed by Transformative Works.
Close our own archive (AO3)
These rumors have grown stronger as a result of the site’s ongoing issues causing outages in the past few days.
Word on the street is that ao3 is shutting down??? ……. What about my Villanive Fix????
ao3 shutdown ain’t funny guys i can’t go back to my darling dot grid i can’t go back to wattpat i don’t know life before ao3 please guys please
Last week, AO3 confirmed that it was experiencing slowdowns that have since been fixed. And just yesterday, the company too released New mute tool that hides content from users you select.
If anything, these background changes are likely partly to blame for the recent outages or outages that AO3 has experienced.
We expect AO3 to inform its users as soon as possible, just as they did in 2015 When similar rumors first surfaced.
However, we will track the situation and post an update if and when there are any further developments regarding the matter.
Update 1 (March 21, 2023)
Update 2 (July 10, 2023)
05:29 PM (Indian Time): Currently, the AO3 platform is not available, but it is due to an outage, and there is still no official news about its possible shutdown..
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